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Formed in 1985 by Michael J. Weiner, The Image Generators, Inc. is a privately held Maryland corporation. The Company has provided services to Fortune 100 corporations, as well as government agencies and a sub-contractor of services for a majority of high profile corporations. The Company has, over many years, garnered a reputation for excellence in its work, and works on many levels with organizations in meeting their communication goals. The Company counts among its clients Lockheed Martin, Booz|Allen|Hamilton, Central Intelligence Agency, DISA, DoD, Discovery Communications, Waste Management and others.

The Company is capable of responding and servicing projects of a larger size, and to offer expertise  through the addition of highly qualified consultants and sub-contractors who have been vetted for their work quality and performance. In particular, Howard Glassroth, Jack Palmer, Ann Quarzo and Bill Holleran have brought enhanced capabilities that afford a broader range of services and communications oversight to enable scaling to appropriate levels on projects of all sizes, ranging from small (1 Million and under) to large scale (100+ Million) national responsibilities.

 

Mike Weiner | President/CEO

Howard Glassroth | Senior Consultant

Jack Palmer | Senior Consultant

Bill Holleran | Senior Consultant

Ann Quarzo | Senior Consultant

Jeff Porro | Senior Consultant

 


Mike Weiner has appeared as a Reporter in "The American President", produced by Rob Reiner and starring Michael Douglas and Annette Bening. He also appeared in the nationally televised "America's Most Wanted". Mike has worked professionally as a broadcaster, producer, writer, director, actor and voiceover talent since 1971, starting with the construction of a high school radio station with friends in Silver Spring, MD. Mr. Weiner entered the U.S. Air Force as a Broadcaster for the American Forces Radio and Television Service ( think "Good Morning Vietnam"), in 1974, returning in 1977 to his hometown of Washington, DC.  In 1985 he formed The Image Generators, and built a digital audio production facility where today he regularly produces, voices, edits and transmits documentary and training narrations, radio commercials, audio infomercials, advertising on-hold messages and internet audio production for a multitude of clients. As his reputation spread, it created a demand for him to teach his skills to others who wanted to become voiceover actors in the area, and in 1989 he created the Voice-Over Marketing Workshop, a two-day weekend intensive to introduce the business. He has taught over 1500 students in these weekend workshops, and has coached several of them into careers in the voiceover industry.His client list includes regular talent work for the United States Government and several agencies, Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen and Hamilton, Boeing, Merrill Lynch, DDB Needham, and dozens of others across the country.  Mr. Weiner has narrated programs appearing on The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, as well as several thousand radio commercials and many hundreds of narrations for video programs. Through The Image Generators, he supplies audio production services to Lockheed Martin, Booz | Allen | Hamilton, the Bozutto Group, Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn, Best Western, Lincoln Property Company, Westat and dozens of others.  Mr. Weiner holds a BS in Communication Arts, a BA in Business and Management, and an MBA in Marketing. He also has held a Top Secret DoD clearance.


Howard Glassroth is recognized for his expertise in planning and executing strategic communications and marketing programs across a broad range of industries. As both an in-house executive and outside consultant, he has planned and directed critical communications during mergers/acquisitions, emerging legislation, community protests, and management changes, where he identified issues and created plans to address them. He has devised research-based marketing programs to appropriately position organizations, developed both Internet and Intranet sites and represented senior management with important constituents, including serving on numerous trade association committees in the energy, media, hospitality and healthcare industries. He was previously Vice President, Communications for a Washington, D.C.-based trade association and has served as Vice President, Marketing & Communications for the nation's largest privately owned managed behavioral healthcare company with revenues of approximately $1 billion. He has also held the position of Vice President, Public Affairs at Warner Cable Communications (a division of Time Warner), where he created and executed programs in support of the company's marketing & advertising objectives, emerging issues management, community and employee relations, and public profile. As Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Ameritrust Corporation (predecessor of KeyCorp), he designed and managed marketing communications strategies for the integration of acquired banks. He oversaw corporate branding functions and was responsible for employee communications, public relations and public policy issues, as well as the communications associated with corporate restructuring, legislative oversight, community and CRA activities.


Jack Palmer has extensive marketing communications experience providing internal guidance and support to companies and agencies including EvansGroup, Stein Robaire Helm, Mendelsohn/Zien, The Miller Group, Public Health Foundation, Lambesis Communications, Kovel/Kresser, URI International, Remodeling Management LLC, and White & Partners.  Developed and supervised implementation of marketing activities for clients including Daewoo Motor America, Samsung Group, BMW Dealers Association, Hyundai Motor Corporation, LG Electronics, Virginia Tourism Corporation, and Marriott International. He spearheaded URI International’s billings growth from $5 million in 1994 to $60 million in 2001, participated in successful negotiations in Pyongyang between officials of DPRK government and executives of a major European multi-national company, and generated $150 million in sales leads, drove sales growth 200% and expanded the dealership network with the launch of Daewoo-branded heavy construction equipment in Latin America.  Created two-year strategic business and roll-out plan focusing on attracting new dealers to the franchise, building a support network for existing deal­ers, and emphasizing a “Nature, culture, future” brand image.


Bill Holleran is known both inside and outside the Beltway for expertise in government technology PR and "e-government" marketing. He was recipient of the 2000 Hammer Award for contributions to building a government "that works better and costs less." Bill is considered by leading technology editors and reporters to be one of the most trusted and reliable D.C.-based PR practitioners. He teaches ontinuing education seminars in strategic PR planning, broadcast PR writing, media relations, marketing, sales management and first-line management from Public Relations Society of America, American Society of Association Executives, Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, American Marketing Association, Sandler Sales Institute and American Management Association/University of Virginia, and is a sought-after PR seminar leader and author of many published articles on PR issues and trends.

 


Ann Quarzo is a recognized communications professional with extensive marketing, public relations, and advertising credentials in the private and public sectors, in the capacity of both client and agency.  Ms. Quarzo founded and operated a full service marketing, advertising and public relations firm, Q & Company, Inc., in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, specializing in cross-cultural communications.  She is a Consultant in Washington, DC, focusing on small business and non-profit development and promotion, An effective and results-oriented communications strategist, planner, and manager,  she has conceptualized and executed award-winning campaigns for wide-ranging clients including McDonald’s of the Virgin Islands, for which she received the national award for Local Store Marketing.  Ms. Quarzo developed and executed marketing communications strategy and affiliate training for Civic Network Television, a pilot non-profit that provided satellite-delivered interactive television training for community organizations and volunteers nationwide.  She has represented a Washington, DC waterfront development property and helped several non-profits reach membership goals. She has written and produced radio and TV spots, print advertising, collateral materials. She has served as spokesperson for wide-ranging clients and organizations including the USVI Governor and the President of an international insurance company headquartered in San Juan, PR. Ms. Quarzo  holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Communications with concentration in writing from the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania.


Jeff Porro created the concept and co-wrote the hit movie "The Great Debaters" starring Denzel Washington. Away from the glitter of Hollywood, Jeff has written hundreds of speeches for a wide variety of CEOs of corporations, trade associations, professional societies, and other large nonprofits (plus a young woman from ‘Survivor’) that won rave reviews from key audiences. Ghosted OpEds for executives of corporations and nonprofits that have been published in more than 60 major regional and national publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. As a Senior Vice President of a strategy consulting service in Washington, DC, he headed a team of writers who provided speeches and other public policy writing services for corporate, non-profit, and government clients. He helped his company secure its first major corporate client, Dupont, and added major clients including the American Chemical Society and the Lymphoma Research Foundation. In his role as Senior Editor of Teacher Magazine, Jeff has edited “opinion” section and the “teaching,” “research,” and other departments. He helped set set the overall editorial direction of each issue, developed story ideas, and shepherded stories from to completion.

 

 

 

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